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To be busy - synonyms or related words

run around

to be very busy doing a lot of different things

rush around

to try to do a lot of things or to go to a lot of places in a short period of time



to try to do several important things at the same time, especially when this is difficult

pack in

to fill a period of time with a lot of activities

immerse yourself in something


to spend most of your time doing something or thinking about it

have your hands full

to be extremely busy with a difficult job

have a lot on

to be very busy

be taken up with something

to be busy doing, discussing, or thinking about something

be up to your eyes in something

to have a very large amount of something to do or deal with

not know whether you’re coming or going

to feel very confused, usually because you have too many things to deal with


sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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